In a beautiful, yet nonsensical way, the film allows you to get your heart broken, mended, and broken again as you experience the world of the main character.
Maelstrom explores the concept of karma, and the good and bad luck that results from one’s actions through the intertwined fates of several individuals.
“I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flyin’ like a bird. It’s like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.”
“Look, these people, they have no jobs, no food, no education, no future. I just figure that we have two things we can do. Help, or we can sit back and watch a country destroy itself on CNN.”
Anomaly (2014) boasts extraordinary visual effects, attention to detail, and brilliant performances, which blends the film together into an incredible collaboration of talent.
“If I have a boy, I’ll teach him how to love. If I have a girl, I’ll tell her the world is hers.”
Today I stumbled across Millard Webb’s ‘Glorifying the American Girl’ (1929), on a midday movie channel, and couldn’t help but admire its magical charm.
“Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t.”
“Do you believe in soulmates?”
“I do. I like the concept that there is somebody who is supposed to be with you forever. But if it’s a soulmate, it’s not supposed to end, right? It doesn’t happen twice in a lifetime.”
“Sometimes I think people don’t understand how lonely it is to be a kid, like you don’t matter. So, I’m eight, and I have these toys, these dolls. My favorite is this ugly girl doll who I call Clementine, and I keep yelling at her, “You can’t be ugly! Be pretty!” It’s weird, like if I can transform her, I would magically change, too.”
“I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can’t remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still there.”
The Way is an inspirational and heart-warming film that focuses on the themes of loss, community, faith, and forgiveness.